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How To Use An Instant Pot As A Steam Juicer – DIY

By Heather / August 4, 2020

Having extra fruit I decided to see how to use an Instant Pot as a steam juicer. This actually wasn’t my first thought as originally I had just watched a video on making juice with a steam juicer and I thought… “I need to get me one of these”. Going to Amazon I checked out […]


Dehydrating Mint… Don’t Make The Same Mistakes I Did

By Heather / July 21, 2017

After two years of failures, I’ve finally found the secret to dehydrating mint. What’s the secret you ask? Follow the experts! My Mistakes: The first year I dried mint I just cut the stalks, hung them up and put to dry in the sun. Result Left them too long they were brown and dusty they […]


The Secret To Keeping Garden Lettuce Fresh For Two Weeks Or More

By Heather / July 18, 2017

So you’ve picked your lettuce and there is more than you can eat for dinner. Here’s the secret to keeping garden lettuce fresh for two weeks or more so you can enjoy it longer. 1) Pick or Thin This year we are having a hot summer, so besides having lettuce in the garden (full sun) […]


Fresh Frozen Strawberry Jam

By Heather / July 7, 2017

There is nothing better than to open your freezer in the middle of winter and pull out a jar of fresh frozen strawberry jam. It’s like a jar of sunshine especially if you picked the strawberries from your own garden. Freezer jam has always been a tradition in our family and I can’t remember having […]


Dehydrate Onions For A Simple Storage Solution

By Heather / April 25, 2017

It’s that time of year again to dehydrate onions. The onions that were stored last fall are beginning to get soft and sprout letting me know that my least favourite job is upon me. The reason it’s my least favourite job is because I’m allergic to onions. It’s not just that my eyes water, but […]